Make & Model - Streamlight ProTac HL
Max Lumen Output - 750
Max Runtime - 18 hrs.
Overall Length - 5.4 in.
Weight with Batteries - 5.9 oz.
Battery Type - CR123 (two, included)
Controls - Push-button switch with on-off and momentary modes
Output Modes - High, low, strobe
Waterproof Rating - 1-meter immersion for up to 30 minutes
MSRP - $135
URL - http://www.streamlight.com

This light produces 750 lumens and runs on two CR123 batteries. Don't confuse it with the ProTac HL USB, which we reviewed in Issue 7. Despite the similar name, it's a substantially different design. This ProTac HL is simple and effective, with three modes, a rugged and grippy exterior, and Streamlight's signature Ten-Tap tail switch. The $135 price tag might raise some eyebrows, but we found it for nearly half that price at several retailers. The ProTac HL is a very respectable choice.

Pros: Solid and purposeful design, Has the features it needs and none it doesn't

Cons: Waterproof rating slightly weaker than other lights we tested, You'll have to find a bargain online.


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